Imagine a bell in the wind. The bell rings in the direction of the air’s current. Ohio is the signal of direction in which the presidential election tolls.
The president of theUnited States of Americais currently busy. Not with the final stretch of what is reported to be a very close campaign, but with his job as Commander and Chief.
In the wake of a severe storm that paralyzed many of our eastern states in the blink of an eye, President Barack Obama is on the case with all the federal resources that he can muster and at the same damn time, he’s working hand-in-hand with governors of the affected states. While we can’t help but to recall the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and the ineptness that President George W. Bush displayed – costing lives and affecting the displacement of a myriad ofGulfCoastresidents (many of whom are still disenfranchised) – on the other hand, we believe this president is cut from an entirely different cloth.
Time and again, President Obama has faced down circumstances both critical in national magnitude and world-changing in tone and timbre. Need we add that President Obama has been able to redirect our nation from the brink of collapse despite a GOP-led U.S. Senate of obstructionists? Too late, we already did. But, we must also say shame on a political party who has collectively decided to go against whatever the president is for, even if some of the things he’s for are things they too had been for – and all of this for a one-term agenda to defeat an Obama re-election. In a world of swindlers it’s what they call among grifters, a “long con.”
Well, here we are, four years later. President Obama has been unflinching in the face of incivility and crises both domestic and abroad. And even though “the party of no” has done it’s best to sew the seeds of hate, deception, fear, prejudice and separatism, we still have it in our wherewithal to send a message that we’ve stood down worse and came out bloody, but unscathed. Here’s the message: Four more years for Obama and no more years for what Vice President Biden calls “malarkey!”
All eyes are onOhio. We are – and have been for some time – a “bellwether state.” So goesOhio, so goes the election.
Imagine a bell in the wind. The bell rings in the direction of the air’s current. Ohiois the signal of direction in which the presidential election tolls. For those of us who are residents of the great state of Ohio, it is an awesome responsibility; one not to be taken lightly. We have a decision to make and not just a presidential decision. In addition to our endorsement of Barack Obama for President of the United Statesand Joe Biden for Vice President, the Call and Post likewise endorses Sherrod Brown for U.S Senate.